Fr. Rick's Sermons

Medicine for Grief
Sunday, April 01, 2018

Medicine for Grief = Prayer & Thanksgiving

  Universities, hospitals and research institutions are constantly searching for new medicines to treat

Obedience to Good News of God’s Word

  Typically, on the Fifth Sunday of Great and Holy Lent we

Sunday, March 18, 2018


  The American writer and humorist, Mark Twain (1835-1910), once said: “When I read the Bible, the parts that trouble me the most are not the ones I don’t understand, but the ones I do understand.” What do you think he was intimating? Was his

Cross Found in Eden
Sunday, March 11, 2018

Cross of Christ Found in the Garden of Eden

  A few years ago, the newspapers, magazines and tv shows were headlining a recent story claiming that the tomb or reliquary of Jesus, the Son of Joseph has

Palamas on the Paralytic
Sunday, March 04, 2018

Saint Gregory Palamas on the Healing of the Paralytic in Capernaum

  On the second Sunday of Great and Holy Lent each year we commemorate our father among the saints Gregory Palamas,

Squandering Our Inheritance
Sunday, February 04, 2018

Squandering Our Inheritance

  What do we think of when we hear the word inheritance? Most probably think of money and wealth that one receives when a parent or grandparent dies.

Pride Spoils Righteousness
Sunday, January 28, 2018

Pride Spoils Righteousness

Two Men Went Up Into the Temple to Pray By Saint Theophylact Archbishop of Ochrid and Bulgaria

God Seeks/Finds Us
Sunday, January 21, 2018

God Seeks/Finds Us

When an Orthodox Christian loses something like the car keys, a wallet, or a purse, what should he or she do? The easy answer is go look for it. Another answer would be pray to St. Phanourios, the patron of lost things.

Epiphany’s Closing Ceremony
Sunday, January 14, 2018

Epiphany’s Closing Ceremony

  The Winter Olympic games will be hosted by Pyeongchang, South Korea next month February 9-25.

Synaxis of John the Baptist
Sunday, January 07, 2018

Synaxis of John the Baptist

   The Minnesota Vikings football team is having a remarkable season and they are poised to possibly become the first team in NFL history to play the Super Bowl in their home stadium, since we host the 52nd Super Bowl in the newly

Born to be Baptised
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Born to be Baptized: From Nativity to Theophany

  Do you ever wonder why many Eastern Orthodox celebrate Christmas on December 25th with the rest of the Christian world but many other Orthodox observe the Lord’s Nativity on January 7th? The simple answer is those who

Jesus the Godman
Sunday, December 24, 2017

Jesus the God-man

(see Father Anthony Coniaris “Born of Man and Born of God” from Meet Jesus in the Sunday Gospels vol.

Prophets Daniel & 3 Youths
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Prophets Daniel & Three Holy Youths

   Today is not only the Second Sunday before the Feast of our Lord’s Nativity but being December 17th it is also the day we commemorate several significant saints.

Spiritual Armor of God
Sunday, December 10, 2017

Spiritual Armor of God

   We are well aware of the continuing war against terror in the Middle East and beyond. This war, like all wars before it, is violent with many casualties and deaths on both sides of the conflict. War and violence is present in history from the beginning of mankind.

Church is Here to Help Heal
Sunday, December 03, 2017

Church is Here to Help Heal (State of the Parish Address)

   Today we will have our annual parish assembly meeting to review our programs and ministries, and set the budget for next year. Parish assemblies can be a little anxiety-provoking because we tend to worry about money.

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